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Twisting the tail of the Dragon-The Zeebrugge Raid April 22/23 1918

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Alan Wakefield Alan Wakefield has made many research visits to the Salonika battlefields and has written a fascinating book on the campaign, with Simon Moody, „Under the Devils Eye‟. Alan is Chairman of the Salonika Campaign Society, and a member of the British Commission for Military History, the Society for Army Historical research, the Western …


Passchendaele and the Flanders U-Boats

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  There can be no doubt that the Flanders U-boats, the thirty seven small UB and UC vessels based at Bruges and going to and from sea via Ostende and Zeebrugge were important factors in the strategic judgement that led to the Third Battle of Ypres. The fears of the Admiralty that the contribution these boats were making to the overall unrestrict…


'Lancashire North Despatch Issue 20: November 2017'

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In early April 1918 Ludendorff launched his "Georgette" offensive and the soldier in the grave shown on the frontispiece died countering the German attack.  His story, together with that of Lieut. Col. Egerton Fairclough and the motto on the grave is the first article in the Despatch.  Separate, there is a tale written by Brigadier General Kentish …